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April in the Garden

APRIL IN THE GARDEN April in the garden can be anything from cold, wet and windy with a chance of night frosts to a crazy ?early summer.  On the other hand spring is here and is full steam ahead.   It is probably the busiest time of year with planting seeds, catching up with winter jobs not done and the weeds just keep on growing. Spring Flowering Clematis are one of my favourite plants for this time of year and I look forward to seeing the flowers emerge into a pink blossom covering a pergola I have on the terrace (Clematis Montana Mauleen) and Clematis amandii ‘Apple blossom’, which

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Spring Nettle & Wild Garlic Soup

Spring Nettle & Garlic SoupA girlfriend recommended this to me as I was sneezing madly from Hay fever and I think it helped!  But also because there are a huge number of benefits from Stinging Nettles - A great source of iron, as well as Vitamin B and C, an , diuretic, laxative, an anti-inflammatory and a antihistamine.   Added to this mix is Wild Garlic which is also fantastic for you and is growing abundantly everywhere at the moment and easily foraged.   So go forth with your rubber gloves and go picking!This soup serves 6You will needx1 Carrier bag full of nettles

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